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Welcome to Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s most popular ski area, attracting all kinds of snow enthusiasts – from beginners & families, to Olympic & X Games athletes. Take a short drive from Queenstown or Wanaka & be welcomed with genuine Kiwi hospitality to NZ’s ultimate winter playground.

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We've got oodles of sun for your Tuesday!! It's a bluebird - everything's looking great up here, road is chain free... ☀️😊🏂⛷👍

The Insider’s Guide to Cardrona

Check out our tips to make the most out of your time here – this is the Insider's Guide to Cardrona!

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Pipelines Ski Report August 18, 2017

This Pipelines Ski Report we're getting hyped – some of the world's best are descending on Cardrona...

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Pipelines Ski Report August 11, 2017

It's been another great week at Cardrona, with a few days of sunshine, some awesome events & snow in the forecast this weekend!

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Road to PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018

The road to PyeongChang has been different for all Cardrona’s Team Riders, however one thing remains constant – hard work.

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Pipelines Ski Report August 4, 2017

This is the first Pipelines Ski Report for August – check out everything that's happening at Cardrona this week!

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Getting here

Cardrona is an easy drive or bus ride from NZs most famous ski towns, Queenstown & Wanaka. These two lakeside destinations are surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery & offer a dizzying array of activities, sights & sounds. If you're looking for the ultimate holiday destination, this is it! 

Drive times:
Wanaka - 34km / 35mins
Queenstown - 58km / 60mins
Arrowtown - 37km / 45mins

Getting Here, Transport & Parking
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MaryRedshoes Sydney, Australia

We visited Cardrona for a skiing holiday with friends & had a wonderful time. I'm a novice skier & had lots of opportunities to ski on green slopes.

Jenny J Perth, Australia

Loved Cardrona, it had an awesome vibe to it. Snow was world-class, so good the Swiss Ski team were there! Cannot recommend the ski field enough...

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Favourite ski resort in the region. Have visited yearly with my family for many years and it's great to see on going improvements. Great runs!